Nevada Last Will & Testament Information

It is important to create a last will and testament according to Nevada law to ensure that following the death of the testator, the assets are distributed according to the wishes of the deceased. This can include choosing the executor, the person who will be responsible for carrying out the will’s bequests.

Nevada Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:

  • The testator must be eighteen years old or older.  
  • They must also be of ‘sound mind’.​
  • The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).​
  • The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. The witnesses cannot be beneficiaries.​
  • Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.​
  • A Nevada resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.

Before the terms of a Nevada last will and testament can be effectuated, the will must be proven in probate court. (Probate is the court-supervised process of distributing the estate of a deceased person.

Nevada has 5 alternative possibilities for probate administration depending on the estate value:

  1. Affidavit of Entitlement
  2. Assets Set Aside without Administration
  3. Summary Administration
  4. Regular Administration
  5. Independent Administration

​Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Nevada.

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